The NSPCC has welcomed the second annual Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, as new figures from the charity show 420 children in Leeds and Bradford have benefited from an innovative service aimed at children who’ve committed harmful sexual behaviour.
Turn the Page helps children and young people overcome feelings that have made them harm another child sexually. Through a number of different activities, children are encouraged to speak about their feelings and discuss ways to avoid this behaviour in future.
The NSPCC is highlighting the service in West Yorkshire as the UK marks Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, which gives the general public, an opportunity to participate in discussions about sexual abuse and sexual violence.
Fiona Richards, NSPCC’s Head of Region Yorkshire and the Humber said: “Turn the Page helps young people change their behaviour by identifying and managing their thoughts, emotions and actions but as a charity we can only do so much. The Government needs to do more to improve assessment and treatment facilities.”